(Former Head of Rock, Spotify & Host/Executive Producer, Spotify Original Series)
Booking Agent, Sound Talent Group
Counsel Plus, Co.
Head of A&R, Epitaph Records
Founder & CEO, Velvet Hammer Music & Management Group (Alice In Chains, Deftones, Korn, System Of A Down & More)
Director, Buma ROCKS! (The Netherlands)
VP of Promotion & GM Rock Music, Crush Music
Executive Sr. VP / Talent & Curation, Danny Wimmer Presents
Sr. Business Affairs Manager, FCB NY
Sr. Vice President A&R, Warner Chappell Music
Chairman of APRKA (Czech Republic)
CEO, Eventim Live Asia
Founder, Blue Lemon Management (Sweden)
Managing Director, RBK Fusion (Germany)
Executive Manager, YMU
Program Director, 95/5 KLOS Meruelo Media, Los Angeles
Rock Editor, AllAccess.com
Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records
Head of Artist Relations, IndieFlow
Vice President Rock & Alternative, Program Director ALT 98.7 - LA's New Alternative, iHeartMedia National Programming Group
Music & Media Journalist (U.K.)
Founder, Endless Music (The Netherlands)
Host "New & Approved" KLOS, Los Angeles / Westwood One & Benztown Radio Networks Syndicated Host
Co-Founder, Artist For Artist
President, Metal Blade Records
Owner & Founder, Ranka Kustannus
Publisher, The Music Registry
President & Founder, Mad Mac Entertainment
Founder, Infinite Dreams / Bangalore Open Air Festival (India)
President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / Global Rock Summit
Vice President, Rise Records
Artist & Producer Manager, Creative Consultant, SOS Management
Founder & Managing Director of Third Culture Ent't (India)
President, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles & New York, BMG
Award Winning Producer (Alice In Chains, KISS, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Primus & More)
Sr. Programming Director/Music Strategies, Trafalgar Releasing
Co-Founder, Artist For Artist
Matthew Reich is the Co-Founder of Artist For Artist. AFA is a NYC based full-service talent management, label, special projects, and events agency run BY artists FOR artists.
Beginning his career in the industry as an artist/songwriter/performer, Matthew and his Co-Founder/band mate Neal Saini identified a gap in the market for creative business leaders that had both the knowledge and empathy to navigate the increasingly complex, changing landscapes of art, tech, and communications. With clientele as diverse as breakthrough artists, world leaders, CEOs, and innovative music companies, AFA has carved out its niche in helping bands and brands tell their stories and connect with their audiences at both the grassroots level and on the world stage.
Prior to founding AFA Matthew was the Vice President of DASVentures where he oversaw The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and John Lennon Songwriting Contest and developed partnerships with companies like Apple, Canon, Gibson and Juniper Networks alongside Yoko Ono, Music Mogul David Sonenberg and Executive Director Brian Rothschild.
At his core Matthew is a fierce advocate for developing creative teams and is always a willing participant when it comes to diving headfirst into the trenches along with those who share his passions.